Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer: Maya Erskine
Cast: Maya Erskine
Synopsis: PEN15 is middle school as it really happened. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle star in this adult comedy, playing versions of themselves as thirteen-year-old outcasts in the year 2000, surrounded by actual thirteen-year-olds, where the best day of your life can turn into your worst with the stroke of a gel pen.
Cast: Priyanka Chopra
Synopsis: New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare — a romantic comedy — and she is the leading lady.
Cast: Ken Jeong
Director: Jon M. Chu
Synopsis: In his first-ever stand-up special, Ken Jeong pays tribute to his wife and shares stories about Hollywood and how “The Hangover” saved his life.
Director: Gregg Araki
Cast: Avan Jogia, Desmond Chiam
Synopsis: While on various quests to pursue love, sex and fame with his friends in L.A, Ulysses’ premonitory dreams make him question a monstrous conspiracy.
Director: Jia Zhangke
Cast: Zhao Tao, Xu Zheng, Liao Fan, Casper Liang
Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster.
During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty.
Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
Cast: Dev Patel, Anupam Kher
Synopsis: A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, “Homeland”) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
Director: Eric Khoo
Cast: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda, Takumi Saitoh, Shogen, Jeanette Aw and more
Synopsis: When a young ramen chef from Japan finds his late Singaporean mother’s journal, he takes it with him to her native country, hoping to put together the story of his family and his life.
Cover Star: To be announced Asian star
Editor-in-Chief: Michelle Lee
Why Open: Gracing the cover of Allure, the beauty bible that’s helmed by AdWeek’s Editor-in-Chief of the Year, Michelle Lee, is one of the most prominent, talented, and fashionable Asians. The April cover star will be announced mid-March.